TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - A new election site built for Ontario
teens has secured video responses from five of Ontario's political
party leaders, including Dalton McGuinty and Tim Hudak.
The website, built as a compliment to Student Vote's parallel election
Ontario party leaders responding through video to questions from high
Ten Issue Debates featuring politicians, activists and issue experts
Candidate Connect: an application linking students to their local
Schools, students and interested citizens are invited to explore the
site at http://election.studentvote.ca
The election site is a partnership between Student Vote, a national,
non-partisan organization that coordinates parallel elections for
students under the voting age and The Mark News, an online publication
featuring opinion and analysis from Canada's leading experts.
'Teachers told us that they wanted an online learning tool for the
election that had unique content to engage their students. We think
we've achieved that with this site. As far as we know, it's the only
site within the Ontario election that provides young people with direct
answers from party leaders on their major concerns.' said Taylor Gunn,
Chief Election Officer of Student Vote.
"This website gives teachers and students a way to get involved in the
election like never before," said Jeff Anders, CEO of The Mark News.
"Not only is this a good resource for students, but also for anyone
looking to learn more about election issues."
SOURCE Student Vote - Toronto
For further information:
Student Vote: Taylor Gunn, email@example.com
The Mark News: Jeff Anders, firstname.lastname@example.org